June 22, 2005
Below is a personal work-in-progress of what I define as exemplary theatre, originally posted January 5, 2005. I offer it here once more for further contemplation while we await the next show. There is more coming to be sure; June and December happen to be quiet times among Portland stages.
Making Good, Or A Reflection on Outstanding Theatre
Outstanding theatre so effectively conveys the artists' intentions that it provokes audiences to feel, think, respond. It's a sum greater than its parts; an event that transfixes, transports, transforms. It’s as meaningful as entertaining, and eminently superior to its contemporaries in quality of craft, depth of thought, breadth of imagination.